Social Anthropology

ANTHRO 1802 - Language, Race, and Ethnicity

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Joyhanna Garza
Mon. 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Tozzer 203

This course examines the co-articulations of race, ethnicity, and language across various historical, societal, and institutional contexts. Furthermore, we examine the ways in which racialized bodies come to be constructed as engaging in specific linguistic practices, and conversely, how linguistic practices come to stand as a proxy for racialized speakers.... Read more about ANTHRO 1802 - Language, Race, and Ethnicity

ANTHRO 1718 - Activist, Collaborative, and Engaged Interventions in Anthropology

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Andrea Wright
Thurs. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Tozzer 416

What approaches and methodologies do anthropologists use to examine and strengthen theories and practices oriented towards community? What responsibilities do anthropologists have to the people and places with which they work? Can and should anthropologists engage in research that is community driven, politically conscious, and centrally concerned with the transformation of our social conditions?... Read more about ANTHRO 1718 - Activist, Collaborative, and Engaged Interventions in Anthropology

ANTHRO 1836BR - Sensory Ethnography 2

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Profs. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
Tues. and Thurs. 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Sever B10

Students are introduced to current issues in art, aesthetics, and anthropology, and produce collaborative experimental works of sensory ethnography.

This is also offered as AFVS 158BR. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in ANTRO 1836AR, Sensory Ethnography 1. No previous studio experience necessary.

To take this limited-enrollment course, you must first consult the Canvas course site for information about the enrollment process and...

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ANTHRO 1475 - Religious Dimensions in Human Experience: Apocalypse, Home, Medicine, Music, Sports, Sacrifice

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. David Carrasco
Mon. and Weds. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Harvard Art Museums - Menschel Hall 

Check out the Course Introduction Video! 

What is Religion? Why does it show up everywhere? Using archaeology, religious studies and social thought, this course will study the major themes in the history of religions including ‘encountering the holy’, 'sports and ritual’, ‘crossing borders’, ‘sacrifice as creation’, ‘pilgrimage and sacred place’, ‘suffering and quest for wisdom’, ‘music and social change’, ‘violence and cosmic law’.... Read more about ANTHRO 1475 - Religious Dimensions in Human Experience: Apocalypse, Home, Medicine, Music, Sports, Sacrifice

ANTHRO 2695 - Landscape Fieldwork: People, Politics, Practices

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Gareth Doherty
Fridays 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Tozzer 203 

Landscape fieldwork offers the means to understand the complexities of landscapes. Through a people-centered approach, this lecture course explores landscape architecture’s ethical and political power to shape the world. A central premise of the course is that experiential knowledge—gained from the embodied engagement of landscape fieldwork—can help to revise how we understand and use western canons of landscape knowledge and offer new possibilities for the design imagination.... Read more about ANTHRO 2695 - Landscape Fieldwork: People, Politics, Practices

2022 Jan 27

Leaky Pipelines and Mountain Paths: How Inequality Shapes and Prematurely Ends Academic Archaeology Careers, a talk by Laura Heath-Stout (UMass Boston) Harvard Archaeology Seminar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online (Please Register)

ABSTRACT:     If you have spent any time in seminars on diversity issues in the sciences or in higher education, you've likely come across the metaphor of the leaky pipeline, in which students and...

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2021 Sep 13

Social Anthropology Seminar Series: "Heritability and the Ancestral Present" by Elizabeth Povinelli

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/96658009943?pwd=RFR1NXNIVXkxOEsrVXBxbDJHME1nUT09

ABSTRACT: As many scholars have noted, the concept of settler colonialism has broadened from its original use to describe European demographic domination of the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand to social dynamics in, among other places, Eastern Europe, Nepal, Palestine/Israel, South Africa, and Taiwan. Concomitant to this extension is the rise of new forms of white nativism whose politics stretch from the anti-immigration populist right to the progressive pre- or anti-Christianity and Capitalism left in Europe, US, and Australia. Instances of white nativism...

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